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Exhibition Excellence Awards honours EPCH

India’s Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and its Executive Director Rakesh Kumar have been honoured as true champions of exhibition industry. “Exhibitions and conventions are the catalyst to an economy’s growth.  Exhibition organisers, event and venues and leading service partners were on the platform to celebrate the achievements of the year 2016,”said Kumar in a statement issued by the EPCH. Kumar was honoured with title “The Iron Man” of the Exhibition Industry for 2016 […]

March 21, 2017

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IHGF 2017: Best displays bag recognition

The prestigious Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards, instituted in the memory of Ajay Shankar, former Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), have been distributed by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) for the best designed displayed stands on the concluding day of 43rd edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017. The awards were given in 12 product categories such as Furniture & Home Accessories, Home Textiles, Furnishing & Floor Coverings, Carpet & Rugs, Lamps and Lighting products, Houseware, Decorative & […]

February 21, 2017

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EPCH and IIFT ink deal at IHGF 2017

At the 43rd edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2017, an MoU has been signed between Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for setting up incubation centres at craft clusters of the county in order to encourage entrepreneurship in handicrafts sector. EPCH and IIFT aim to create 5,000 entrepreneurs in next five years. A pilot incubation centre has already been initiated at Moradabad Resource Centre at Moradabad.  The recently […]

February 21, 2017

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IHGF 2017: Showcase of Craft Traditions attracts visitors

Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (Ministry of Textiles), India launched an ‘Integrated Design and Technical Development Project’ at the 43rd edition of “IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017” in Greater Noida. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has taken the initiative of project’s implementation to guide artisans towards bringing out products as per market demand and suitability as well as reviving languishing crafts. For this project, which aims at engaging new generation artisans who are drifting away from […]

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43rd IHGF raises curtains!

43rd Edition of “IHGF- Delhi Fair Spring 2017” has been inaugurated by Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma on February 16. The fair is amongst Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair and will run till February 20, 2017 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. It’s worth mentioning here that IHGF holds a place in Limca Book of World Records as “the world’s largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof.” While inaugurating the fair, […]

February 18, 2017

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43rd edition of IHGF from February 16

The 43rd edition of Indian Handicraft & Gift Fair (IHGF) is set to open gates from February 16. The five-day extravaganza will be organized at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. This was announced by Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH at a press meet. More than 3,000 exhibitors including 900 permanent marts from all over the country will showcase a wide range of products in 14 different product categories. Over 6,500 foreign buyers […]

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Open schools, industry must join hands for workers’ education: Indian Textiles Minister

Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India has urged EPCH (Export Promotion Council For Handicrafts) to tie up with National Institute of Open School and open universities like IGNOU so that artisans and their children get better and easy education. “Workers are the backbone of our industry and we should treat them as our family members and also take care of them,” she said during the 21st EPCH Export Awards function, which took […]

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Review: 42nd India Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF)

The recently concluded 42nd India Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF) Autumn 2016, organized by EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts), was a perfect platform to see new developments of various Indian home furnishing exporters. Most of the exhibitors were happy with the buyers’ footfall and the further order bookings. More focus on product development, exploring newer markets and improvements on required fronts – be it manufacturing – upgradations are the basics. But the only possible […]

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IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016 concludes fruitfully

The recently concluded 42nd edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016, one of Asia’s largest gifts and handicrafts fair held biannually, held from October 14-18, 2016 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India, noted a 7 per cent surge in exhibitors to 2,980 as against 2,750 last year. The exhibitors showcased their products in 14 product segments including handicrafts in home, lifestyle, fashion, gifts and furniture. The number of product lines also increased to 2,000 […]

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IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016 to open gates on October 14

42nd edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016, one of Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair held biannually, organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) of India, a nodal agency for promotion and development of handicrafts that has been organizing the fair for the last 22 years, will be held from 14-18 October 2016 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India. The fair will feature more than 2,900 exhibitors including permanent marts, drawn […]

October 4, 2016

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Review: IHGF – Home Furnishing exporters happy with footfall

Over the last few years it has been noticed that most of the sourcing fairs across the world are losing their charm, especially for Indian exporters. But the recently concluded Indian Handicraft & Gift Fair (IHGF) at Greater Noida was an exception as largely the participants (mostly in home textiles/soft goods segment) were happy with the buyer footfall. Some of them, in discussion with the buyers, claim to have received positive market feedback which is […]

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41st IHGF to begin tomorrow

The 41st edition of Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair (Spring), organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), is all set to open gates tomorrow at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India. With more than 2,820 exhibitors including permanent marts, 2000+ products in 14 product categories, 300+ trend-specific design developments, the four-day event is being organized on the same lines of the fair’s Autumn edition, in terms of presentation, concept and theme, said […]

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